Author: The News Leader


“Suffragists Determined” (November 13, 1909)

This article, published November 13, 1909, by the News Leader, describes what would be the founding meeting of the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia in Richmond. The article dramatically generalizes the social opposition and chaos resulting from the intention to establish this organization, which was formalizing the movement for women’s suffrage.


“Negro Eagle Scout Will Be Honored” (October 26, 1947)

This article, published October 26, 1947, reports that Lansing Beard will be awarded the Boy Scouts of America’s highest award, to become the first Black Eagle Scout in the Stonewall Jackson Area Council, serving Scouts in the Shenandoah Valley and central Virginia.